Police investigate Burnley baby death

Police have confirmed that a young baby has died at a house in Worsthorne.

Monday, 11th June 2018, 5:17 pm
Updated Tuesday, 19th June 2018, 11:33 am
Police are investigating

A heavy police presence and an ambulance was seen at a house in Stoneycroft in the village throughout today, prompting concern from residents.

A police spokesman has now confirmed the reason.

"We were called around 11-20am today to an address in Stoneycroft, Worsthorne, following reports a six-week-old baby had been found unresponsive.

"Emergency services attended but sadly the baby, a boy, was pronounced dead at the scene.

"The death is currently being treated as unexplained and an investigation is underway."